By comparison, the overall APA numbers with the same degrees were 22.7 percent and 13.9 percent, respectively. According to the 1990 Census, 33.5 percent held managerial and professional positions, 35.2 percent worked in technical, sales, or administrative positions, 10.2 percent had service jobs, and 20.5 percent worked in areas such as production, fabrication and as laborers. While each will have its own distinctive trajectory, there are many ways that South Asians (including Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and others) could come together to address common concerns. 11th backlash is an unfortunate example of why concerned citizens are increasingly joining forces.Responding to hundreds of attacks on South Asian Americans, and, in some cases, people who look South Asian, Muslim, or Arab, several new organizations, such as South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow, have been established to take action against these dangerous and sometime deadly incidents of hate violence.
A 1991 survey showed that Bangladeshi Americans applied for over ten percent of the driving permits for taxis, just ahead of Asian Indians who made up 9.9 percent of the applicants.
Nearly fifty two percent of Bangladeshi Americans reside in New York.
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In another possible population shift, Bangladeshi Americans have been moving from New York to Michigan in large numbers to take jobs in small factories in the Detroit area that produce automobile parts.
People from present-day Pakistan were among the first South Asians to immigrate to the United States.Prior to 1971 when Bangladesh became an independent nation, Bangladeshis had been counted as Pakistanis.Of the 7,215 Bangladeshis who were admitted in 2000, 65 percent came as relatives of existing U. residents, 9.4 percent were allowed in for job reasons, and 23.8 percent came in the diversity program.Additionally, Asian American advocacy groups have provided legal services and resource information to those facing job and housing discrimination, racial profiling, and INS searches and detentions because of their South Asian or Middle Eastern ethnicity. On another front, South Asian American women have founded numerous organizations in the last decade and a half to address women's issues, from domestic abuse to the adverse impact of immigration policies. As the tenth-largest APA community, Pakistani Americans are widely distributed across the country Over 48 percent of Pakistani Americans live in New York (with 22.3% of the total Pakistani American population), California (13.6%), and Texas.